(BLP) – Has racism towards whites in America reached new peak levels? Apparently so, as a new report highlighted a New York University which has been granted over $40,000 by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to investigate why children “favor whiteness and maleness over other identities.”
A Fox News report revealed the project, titled “Societal assumptions regarding typical personhood and their effects on reasoning development.”
The project seeks to discover the developmental processes by which children “acquire the belief that White males represent the default person – a pattern rooted in the ideologies of androcentrism (centering the experiences of men) and ethnocentrism (centering the experiences of White people) prevalent in the United States,” says the grant summary on USASpending.gov.
HHS handed the university a total of $40,391 for the investigation back in February, which will run until January 31 of 2025.
“Despite national rises and racial and gender diversity, White men remain vastly overrepresented across a host of domains within the U.S., from media, to politics, to clinical research,” the project description states. “Such overrepresentation poses severe costs to the rest of society – women of all races, men of color, and gender-nonconforming individuals – particularly within the domain of health, where clinical trials have historically prioritized the experiences, perspectives, and health outcomes of White men.”
It then stated that it is essential for one to understand “when and how the tendency to view white males as default people develops across childhood, as well as the environmental factors that underlie this phenomenon.”
“Specifically, we need to know (A) the developmental trajectory by which children’s default representations of people begin to favor whiteness and maleness over other identities, (B) the specific domains across which children do (and do not) activate a white male default to guide social reasoning, and (C) the sociocultural and ecological factors that can prevent the development of these beliefs,” the project summary read.
Representatives of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) defended the existence of the government program, telling Fox News in a statement that such racially-based ‘scientific’ work ultimately teaches researchers to think for themselves.
Their program “enables promising predoctoral students to obtain mentored research training while conducting dissertation research. The purpose of the training grant is to help postdoctoral students gain the research skills needed to eventually become independent researchers,” NIH told Fox News Digital in a statement.
“As part of the doctoral dissertation research plan for this specific training grant, the researcher is developing a study to assess how children form ideas and assumptions about what a typical person looks like and how this view may develop and change across childhood,” the statement read. “This research will address the developmental trajectory of children’s beliefs that often tend to select Whiteness and maleness over other identities when thinking of who represents a typical person. The research will test whether this belief is established early in development, or if children’s representations of a typical person may first reflect their own-gender biases (i.e., with girls favoring females and boys favoring males) and then may shift in middle-childhood.”
Big League Politics has covered other instances of blatant anti-white racism from academia in the past. One such example came from the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, which called the so-called condition of ‘whiteness’ a “malignant, parasitic-like condition to which ‘white’ people have a particular susceptibility.”